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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I support Kony 2012

Have you heard of Joseph Kony?

I hadn't either, and that's the whole point of this movement and my blog today.  Joseph Kony is a military leader in central Africa who abducts children from their homes and forces them to become child soldiers.  Over 30,000 children to date. Then as soldiers they are forced to kill, mutilate and destroy the lives of others. And that's if you're a boy. If you're a girl you can add sexual slavery, rape and prostitution to the list.

It is absolutely horrifying and despicable.

But that's not why I'm writing about it on my blog today. The reason I'm choosing to spread the word is because of the video I watched.  It's called Kony 2012 and I've linked it below.

It's 27 minutes long, but I don't regret a single second I spent watching it. And the reason it stuck with me so profoundly was not because of the tragedy. That we see everyday, it's one of the main reasons I don't like to watch the news. But this video wasn't about "let's feel sorry for the kids who are being mistreated" it was about...

 Let's do something about this.

And that is powerful. It's not often that I'm presented with a problem and a way I can help make it better all in the same breath.

The biggest way you can help stop Joseph Kony's reign of terror is by making him famous. Spread the word on your blog, facebook, twitter and whatever other way you can think of so that people around the world will know who he is and the atrocities he commits daily. If we keep his name on our lips then the leaders of the world won't be able to forget what he's doing and withdraw their support to find and stop him.

I think this is really important, and if you agree, please watch the video and show your support!

To learn more visit Invisible Children.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Cairo. Did you happen to see any current protesting?

    Safe travels to you and much better landscapes for you to set your eyes upon!